There has been recent speculation that WWE had signed Olympic gold medalist Gable Stevenson. Today Stevenson took to Twitter to announce that he has signed with WWE. Stevenson has signed a unique deal as it’s a NCAA NIL (names, image, likeness) deal. Stevenson will still be able to defend his title for the University of Minnesota. Triple H had the following to say.
“Gable impressed us well before he became a U.S. Olympic gold medalist. He has all the tools to be a generational talent: a world-class athlete with size, speed, determination — and the ability to captivate an audience with his incredible charisma.”
“The introduction of NIL allows us to create a more direct path from college to WWE, a benefit to athletes as well as the WWE universe, as Gable will have an immediate presence with our company while working towards earning his degree and defending his national championship. The future is bright for him in WWE.”
Childhood dream accomplished.. I have officially signed with the @WWE!!! Thank you for the opportunity!! LETS WORK 💪🏽
— Gable Steveson (@GableSteveson) September 9, 2021